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Wellbeing

After the disasters Olive will lift their spirits

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service has welcomed a four-legged recruit to service to help with the mental wellbeing of its staff. Olive, the three-year-old cocker spaniel has become the country’s first Oscar Kilo 9 accredited, fire service wellbeing and trauma...

On The Ward podcast gives fascinating insight into life at St Andrew’s Hospital

A podcast created by a mental health nurse who interviews his service users and colleagues in a bid to break the stigma of mental health has reached 20,000 downloads. John-Barry Waldron, Senior Staff Nurse who has worked at Northampton’s St...

Can you help protect the cold and lonely?

Northamptonshire Community Foundation today launches their annual winter appeal to support older and vulnerable people throughout the winter months.  The Foundation is the leading independent grant-making charity in the county and its annual Winter Well-being appeal has raised £235,000 since...

Northampton researcher exposes mental health cost of inequality

Exposure to inequalities in society can have a dramatic impact on peoples’ mental health, a top researcher from Northampton has found.  Speaking at the start of National Inclusion Week, which kicks off on Monday, September 27, a team led by...

The Northamptonshire buildings that are always catching fire

Firefighters come from across the country to work and train in Northamptonshire and Watch Manager Instructor Chris Westfield is walking proof - he transferred in himself from London Fire Brigade. With the Grenfell Disaster among his recent experiences, Chris is...

Charity hands over money and tells businesses: make it grow

Cynthia Spencer Hospice is putting the entrepreneurial cunning of businesses to the test by handing over £45 and telling them to turn it into big money. The £45 Accumulator Challenge sees companies and business teams pitting their money-making skills against...

Huge response to hamper appeal as Lamplighter opens its doors to help

Staff and customers of popular Northampton pub, The Lamplighter pulled together to spread some Christmas cheer last week. In what has been an incredibly difficult year for the hospitality industry, The Lamplighter had not yet reopened after the second lockdown...

Charity funds facemasks and yoga to help BAME community resist virus threat

A Northamptonshire charity is funding free yoga and fitness sessions and donating 10,000 face masks to help protect members of the county’s BAME community from COVID-19. The Centre for Policy, Promotion and Prevention (CPPP) is a non-governmental organisation which works...

Staying open through October

Pining for normality in locked down Britain will only bring us pain but adapting to a new normal - that has possibilities. Holdenby House has created a Covid-safe garden experience for its Sunday openings that proved extremely popular through the...

Where in the world did these two ride Cycle 4 Cynthia?

Northamptonshire’s favourite annual fundraising bike ride, Cycle4Cynthia, is used to having the backing of hundreds of local cyclists, but the Covid-induced cancellation of this year’s planned event at Lamport Hall has meant that those from the other side of...
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Winners revealed at Northants Film Festival (the East Midlands Oscars)

The third Northampton Film Festival rounded off a week of events last night with an awards ceremony at Sixfields...
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